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Globe Trekker

Central Asia (#107)

Ian travels to the heart of Central Asia to the former Soviet Republics of Uzbekistan and Kirghizstan, an area of vast inaccessible wilderness, surrounded by harsh desert and high mountains. Once the site of the ancient caravan routes, towns in this area were oases on the Great Silk Road of the East. Ian meets an eagle trainer, joins in evening entertainments, which include ram butting and wrestling, hitches a ride on an old Red Army helicopter, goes on a horse trek and shares a meal with nomadic shepherds. [56 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Series Description: GLOBE TREKKER transports viewers to unforgettable destinations through its stunning photography, rhythmic indigenous music and spirit of adventure. In each episode, one vibrant young traveler ventures off the beaten path to soak up the local culture, sample the cuisine and revel in breathtaking vistas. In keeping with their aim of "living as the locals do," charismatic hosts Ian Wright, Justine Shapiro, Zay Harding, Megan McCormick and others explore everything from big-city landmarks to exotic sights in remote villages.

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